How does Saxenda function?

Liraglutide is the active component in Saxenda. Liraglutide is comparable to the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This is an appetite hormone that is secreted by the intestines after a meal to assist manage hunger.

which is related to GLP-1, regulates appetite, making you feel fuller and less hungry. This can result in consuming fewer calories and reducing weight. Focusing on a low-calorie diet can increase the effects of Saxenda even more.


Common effect of Saxenda

The most common side effects   a patient may experience when they first start Saxenda® is nausea. This usually improves as their body adjusts to treatment.1

If patients do experience nausea, there are some general recommendations that they can follow. You can advise them to2:

Eat bland, low-fat foods, like crackers, toast, and rice

Eat foods that contain water, like soups and gelatin

Avoid lying down after they eat

Go outside to get some fresh air

Who should avoid using Saxenda?

Saxenda should not be used if:

You have MEN 2 if you or any member of your family has a history of MTC. You have this illness if you have tumors in more than one gland in your body and you are allergic to liraglutide or any of the chemicals in Saxenda®. A severe allergic response may cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, fainting or dizziness, a very rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and a severe rash or itching.



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